New Podium for 2019 - Briggs Superlight 310lbs?

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Joey Guyon
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New Podium for 2019 - Briggs Superlight 310lbs?

Post by Joey Guyon » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:47 pm

Hi All,

I was at a meeting last weekend with the Presidents of the Western Canadian Kart Clubs. One topic that was brought up to help maintain the interest of current karters is to create a 310lb Briggs Superlight class for Senior drivers.

The idea is an alternative for the drivers who must add 40+ lbs of lead to make 345lbs OR for heavy J2 drivers that can no longer make 300lbs at ages 15 or so.

Please post your thoughts. Specifically if you may fit into this weight group.

Regards,

Joey

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Re: New Podium for 2019 - Briggs Superlight 310lbs?

Post by Mark » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:45 am

I don't think it will fly for seniors. At 148 lbs, I'm certainly not the norm and I have to add about 25lbs of ballast to my 2017 Birel AM29 chassis to make weight at 340 lbs

Speaking as someone who is coming up fast (and will likely outbrake himself) on 50, I'm more interested in seeing the weight for Master's class come down a bit so I can race with people my own age rather than my weight.

The upside I would see to such a class is that it would take the kids out of Senior. But then the Senior grid would shrink. I think there is a real risk in fragmenting the class into a small superlight group, a slightly larger senior group and a still healthy masters group.

I think a better approach would be to revisit the age we consider "senior" and also look at our "masters" class -is it really masters or just "heavy" ?

Could we start a discussion on shaving 10 lbs off of Master's class ?? :mrgreen:
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Re: New Podium for 2019 - Briggs Superlight 310lbs?

Post by Speedracer29 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:27 pm

Don't like it.
Will dilute the Sr. Lite field.

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Re: New Podium for 2019 - Briggs Superlight 310lbs?

Post by Jackmazury » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:35 pm

im a bit to chubby for superlight (20LBS) . I agree with Patterson itll just take away from the senior light field
6 gears is better than 1
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